Even though today is not a Holy Day of Obligation (as yesterday was in most places… and if you didn’t go to Mass…), many of you have gone to Mass or will go later.
In the Usus Antiquior, the Traditional Form, the color to by used is black. In the Novus Ordo, there are three options, white, purple and black.
I hope black makes a strong return. I’m with Pius XII:
[O]ne would be straying from the straight path were he to wish the altar restored to its primitive tableform; were he to want black excluded as a color for the liturgical vestments; were he to forbid the use of sacred images and statues in Churches; were he to order the crucifix so designed that the divine Redeemer’s body shows no trace of His cruel sufferings; and lastly were he to disdain and reject polyphonic music or singing in parts, even where it conforms to regulations issued by the Holy See. (Mediator Dei 62)
Let’s have a poll.
The combox is open. You must be registered and approved to comment but anyone can vote.
You might also contribute photos, if you haven’t been to Mass yet and think to take one (discreetly, of course, perhaps during the entrance or recessional).
For All Souls Day Mass 2016 what color vestments did the celebrant use?
- Black (Traditional Latin Mass - Usus Antiquior) (28%, 556 Votes)
- Black (Novus Ordo) (25%, 502 Votes)
- White (23%, 456 Votes)
- Purple/Violet (22%, 428 Votes)
- Other (2%, 36 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,978
Here, for reference, are the results of last year’s poll.
For All Souls Day Mass 2015 what color vestments did you see? Total Voters: 2,517
For All Souls Day Mass 2015 what color vestments did you see?
Total Voters: 2,517